Dr. Wojciech Michnik

Wojciech Michnik, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Tischner European University in Krakow and a visiting lecturer at Jagiellonian Univeristy's Department of Political and International Studies.  He received  his Ph.D. in international relations and politics (2008), MA in cultural studies (2004) and political science (2002) from Jagiellonian University. Mr. Michnik served as a research fellow at Boston University (2004), and a visiting scholar at Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (2005). He has also been recipient of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship awarded by the Tokyo Foundation. During his career Mr. Michnik conducted his research and training in both academic and policy-oriented institutions, including NATO; European Commission; Harvard University; Utrecht University; Parallel History Project; Yale University and Kokkalis Foundation; German Ministry of Defense; Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg; Austrian Institute for International Affairs.

Research interests:

His main research areas include international conflicts; security and strategic studies; Euro-Atlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy.


His recent publications are: The Irony of Polish History - a review essay of Halik Kochanski's The Eagle Unbound, [in:] "New Eastern Europe", no.1(VI),  January-March 2013; Foreign Policy of Russian Federation in Zbigniew Brzezinski's Strategic Thought [in:] "Russian Review", no. 4, vol. XXXIV,  Katowice 2012 [in Polish]; "The Obama Administration and War in Afghanistan – an Realistic Approach?", [in:] A. Danda, K. Pedziwiatr, P. Kugiel red., Current Challenges to Peacebuilding Efforts and Development Assistance, Tischner European University, 2011 Krakow; "NATO's New Strategic Concept -Polish Perspective", [in:] NATO 2009 A.D. – Historic and Contemporary Issues (conference papers), Pulaski Foundation and Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow 2010 [in Polish].

Current projects:

Projects in progress include: War in Afghanistan; NATO's strategy; Weak and failed states; Strategic culture.


email: wmichnik@gmail.com